Research Article: Fungi and the Rise of Mammals

Date Published: August 16, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Arturo Casadevall, Joseph Heitman. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1002808 Abstract Partial Text Here are two indisputable facts: we are living in the age of mammals [1], and immunologically intact mammals are highly resistant to fungal diseases, such that most human systemic fungal are considered “opportunistic” [2]. Could these … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi and the Rise of Mammals

Research Article: Fungi That Infect Insects: Altering Host Behavior and Beyond

Date Published: August 6, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Yanfang Shang, Peng Feng, Chengshu Wang, Deborah A. Hogan. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1005037 Abstract Partial Text Approximately 1,000 species of the fungal phyla Microsporidia, Chytridiomycota, Entomophthoromycota (order: Entomophthorales), Basidiomycota, and Ascomycota are known to infect and kill insects [1]. Of these, species such as Beauveria bassiana and … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi That Infect Insects: Altering Host Behavior and Beyond

Research Article: Fungi Identify the Geographic Origin of Dust Samples

Date Published: April 13, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Neal S. Grantham, Brian J. Reich, Krishna Pacifici, Eric B. Laber, Holly L. Menninger, Jessica B. Henley, Albert Barberán, Jonathan W. Leff, Noah Fierer, Robert R. Dunn, Antonis Rokas. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122605 Abstract There is a long history of archaeologists and forensic scientists using pollen found … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi Identify the Geographic Origin of Dust Samples

Research Article: Fungi Infecting Plants and Animals: Killers, Non-Killers, and Cell Death

Date Published: August 29, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Amir Sharon, Neta Shlezinger, Joseph Heitman. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1003517 Abstract Partial Text Fungi occupy every inhabitable ecological niche on earth [1]. Environmental requirements vary, from species with very specific ones to species that can live under a broad range of conditions. Pathogenic fungi are those species … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi Infecting Plants and Animals: Killers, Non-Killers, and Cell Death

Research Article: Fungi at a Small Scale: Spatial Zonation of Fungal Assemblages around Single Trees

Date Published: October 16, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Sara Branco, Thomas D. Bruns, Ian Singleton, James F. Cahill. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078295 Abstract Biological communities are often structured by environmental factors even at small spatial scales. Fungi are no exception, though the patterns and mechanisms underlying their community structure are usually unknown. Previous work documented zonation … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi at a Small Scale: Spatial Zonation of Fungal Assemblages around Single Trees

Research Article: Fungi of the Murine Gut: Episodic Variation and Proliferation during Antibiotic Treatment

Date Published: August 19, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Serena Dollive, Ying-Yu Chen, Stephanie Grunberg, Kyle Bittinger, Christian Hoffmann, Lee Vandivier, Christopher Cuff, James D. Lewis, Gary D. Wu, Frederic D. Bushman, Ilse D. Jacobsen. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071806 Abstract Antibiotic use in humans has been associated with outgrowth of fungi. Here we used a murine … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi of the Murine Gut: Episodic Variation and Proliferation during Antibiotic Treatment

Research Article: Fungi Benefit from Two Decades of Increased Nutrient Availability in Tundra Heath Soil

Date Published: February 20, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Riikka Rinnan, Anders Michelsen, Erland Bååth, Kathleen Treseder. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0056532 Abstract If microbial degradation of carbon substrates in arctic soil is stimulated by climatic warming, this would be a significant positive feedback on global change. With data from a climate change experiment in Northern Sweden we … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi Benefit from Two Decades of Increased Nutrient Availability in Tundra Heath Soil

Research Article: Fungi in Thailand: A Case Study of the Efficacy of an ITS Barcode for Automatically Identifying Species within the Annulohypoxylon and Hypoxylon Genera

Date Published: February 4, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Nuttika Suwannasai, María P. Martín, Cherdchai Phosri, Prakitsin Sihanonth, Anthony J. S. Whalley, John L. Spouge, Sung-Hwan Yun. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0054529 Abstract Thailand, a part of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, has many endemic animals and plants. Some of its fungal species are difficult to recognize and separate, … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi in Thailand: A Case Study of the Efficacy of an ITS Barcode for Automatically Identifying Species within the Annulohypoxylon and Hypoxylon Genera

Research Article: Fungi Unearthed: Transcripts Encoding Lignocellulolytic and Chitinolytic Enzymes in Forest Soil

Date Published: June 4, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Harald Kellner, Micheline Vandenbol, Ping Wang. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010971 Abstract: Fungi are the main organisms responsible for the degradation of biopolymers such as lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose, and chitin in forest ecosystems. Soil surveys largely target fungal diversity, paying less attention to fungal activity. Here we have focused … Continue reading Research Article: Fungi Unearthed: Transcripts Encoding Lignocellulolytic and Chitinolytic Enzymes in Forest Soil

Research Article: LTR Retrotransposons in Fungi

Date Published: December 29, 2011 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Anna Muszewska, Marta Hoffman-Sommer, Marcin Grynberg, Rosemary J. Redfield. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029425 Abstract Transposable elements with long terminal direct repeats (LTR TEs) are one of the best studied groups of mobile elements. They are ubiquitous elements present in almost all eukaryotic genomes. Their number and state of … Continue reading Research Article: LTR Retrotransposons in Fungi